Does the dish come with the tripod? No. We do sell dishes for purchase separately but they are not included in the tripod packages. We also sell some DirecTV dish components.
See our DirecTV HD
Slimline Dish Conversion Kit for details.
Is the dish hard to set up?
No, using our H&G eZee-Aim Tripod System dish set up is now easy, very easy.
Generally, once you've done it a few times, you can have the dish set up, ready to go, in
about 15-20 minutes or less.
Will this tripod work with all satellite
No, our Heavy-Duty Tripod is intended for use with TV satellite dishes, like DishNet,
DirecTV, StarChoice and others. They are NOT intended to be used with Internet Satellite
Dishes, which are much larger and heavier than the TV dishes. Generally, if the mounting
mast on your dish is 1 5/8" or 2" in diameter, it can be mounted on our tripod,
but if you are unsure about your particular dish, email us before purchasing, to be sure
it will work. Consult our Tripod Selection Page for specific tripod
I have a Winegard RV Satellite Dish. Will
your tripods work with that dish?
Yes, our tripod will work with most small, medium and large size TV satellite
Do I really need a satellite finder?
No, your receiver has a signal strength meter built into it and you can check your signal
strength there. The meter just saves you from walking back and forth to the receiver to
see if you have a signal. We feel it is well worth the investment.
No matter how carefully I aim my dish, it
is seldom right-on the first time. Why is this?
Most people make the mistake of holding the compass near the dish and try to point the
dish in the same direction the compass needle is pointing. The dish is made of steel,
which deflects the compass needle a bit, and gives a false reading. That is why the
satellite never seems to be exactly where you point the dish. Our H&G eZee-Aim Tripod
System uses the compass to "pre-align" the tripod, well away from the dish, and
gives a very accurate alignment. When mounted, the dish is generally within 2 to 3 degrees
of being "dead-on" the first time.
Will these tripods work with a High
Definition Satellite dish?
Our Heavy-Duty Tripod model was designed specifically to support the new, larger
high-definition satellite dishes. Consult our Tripod Selection Page for specific tripod
Can I use the existing cable input on my RV
for satellite TV?
No, the cable from your satellite dish to the receiver requires a dedicated line with no
splitters or power amps in between. This article may be of help in
preparing your RV for satellite TV.